West Bengal policeman shoots himself dead with service rifle at Writers' Building in Kolkata

A Kolkata Police constable allegedly shot himself dead using his service rifle at the iconic Writers' Building in Kolkata on Friday, West Bengal police officials said.

Press Trust of India July 03, 2020 21:05:12 IST
West Bengal policeman shoots himself dead with service rifle at Writers' Building in Kolkata

A Kolkata Police constable allegedly shot himself dead using his service rifle at the iconic Writers' Building in Kolkata on Friday, West Bengal police officials said.

Constable Bishwajit Karak, aged 34, was posted alone at gate number 6 of the British-era building when the incident occurred at around 3.25 pm, they said.

He was taken to the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, the officials said. Karak was on medication, they said, without specifying.  The building earlier housed the state secretariat.

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